'Nashville' Star Clare Bowen Cut Her Hair for a Very Good Cause

Because, seriously, it's really just hair.

'Nashville' Star Clare Bowen Cut Her Hair for a Very Good Cause
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Clare Bowen, best known as the sweet songstress Scarlett O'Connor on ABC's hit show Nashville, debuted a short pixie 'do that's caused quite a stir on the Internet. Now before you go on becoming outraged and offended that her lengthy, lush hair is no longer, hear her out. Her fresh new cut is actually for a very good cause. 

In a lengthy Facebook post, the Australian actress details her early childhood struggle with end stage nephroblastoma (a type of cancer), and her constant hospital visits surrounded by kids who were "mostly bald, all tubed, taped, bandaged up and stitched back together." The actress continued: 

"I was really inspired when I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn't be a princess because she didn't have long hair, and I wanted her, and others like her, to know that's not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It's not what makes you beautiful either. It's your insides that count…even if you happen to be missing half of them," she wrote on Facebook. "Every scar tells a story, every baldhead, every dark circle, every prosthetic limb, and every reflection in a mirror that you might not recognize anymore. Look deeper than skin, hair, nails, and lips. You are who you are in your bones. That is where you have the potential to shine the brightest from. It is where your true beautiful self lives."

Ah, very well said.

Now if you will excuse us, we're going to continue feeling our emotions by listening to this sweet tune: 

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